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noun [U] (WORK) (Cdn Br labour)    /ˈleɪ·bər/
practical work, esp. work that involves physical effort: The car parts themselves are not expensive – it’s the labor that costs so much. Labor also refers to the workers themselves, esp. those who do practical work with their hands: skilled/unskilled labor labor-saving A labor-saving device or method is one that saves a lot of effort and time.
(Definition of labor noun (WORK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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